VF Sustainability Case Competition

The Opportunity:

The case competition will expose participants to a specific sustainability-related challenge that VF faces and give them the opportunity to develop a plan to address it. The competition judging will consider the strength of the plan and the creative ideas for solving the central issue of the case. Cash prizes will be awarded.

This provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about VF’s practices, engage with VF professionals, hear directly about career opportunities in impact, and think critically about scalable sustainability strategies and solutions that better people and the planet.

About VF:

With 13 consumer brands, including global iconic brands like Dickies®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Vans®, VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies.

At both the corporation and brand level, VF is driven by its Sustainability & Responsibility strategy, Made for Change. In recent years, VF has used its global scale for good by developing science-based targets (SBTs) among the most ambitious in the industry, becoming a leader in the circular economy movement, and being the first apparel company to issue a green bond.

VF’s practices have led to numerous accolades and awards as a leader in ethical business, including recognition as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Key Dates

Case Release

The case will be released and teams can begin working on a one-page executive summary.

One-page Executive Summary Submission Deadline

Turn in your team’s one-page executive summary to officially enter the competition.

Finalists Selected + Team Names Released

The teams that are selected to compete in the case competition will be notified.

Presentation Submission Deadline

All teams must submit their final pitch digitally to participate in the virtual event.

Case Competition Virtual Event

The 2021 case competition, VF keynote, and networking opportunities will be held virtually.

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